The markets are flooded with Dance Anthems compilations but there are some tunes that were huge in the \u201890s but never seem to make it onto these albums.\n\n\n\nIt doesn\u2019t matter if they were chart-toppers or underground slammers these tunes just get overlooked time and time again.\n\n\n\nWith this in mind we thought we\u2019d give them the limelight so please take the time to listen to these Dance Anthems that are sadly underrated\n\n\n\nWay Out West - The Gift\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=NdPJulwF6MU\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWay Out West was Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren and their massive hit The Gift was released in 1996.\n\n\n\nThe tune features a legendary sample from Joanna Law\u2019s \u2018The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face\u2019 utilising the line \u201cThe Moon and the stars were the gift you gave\u201d.\n\n\n\nThis track was massive and should be on every greatest hits of the \u201890s in our opinion.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMrs Wood - Joanna (Tony De Vit V2 Mix)\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=OUEoL2GrtZQ\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMrs Wood was a big name on the UK Hardbag and Hard House scene of the mid-'90s and Joanna took her into the charts in 1995.\n\n\n\nJoanna is a seriously bouncy tune and the Tony De Vit remix elevated it to anthem status. \n\n\n\nFrom the hard beat to the classic Piano it had everything a dancefloor smash should have.\n\n\n\nIn case you hadn't worked it out Joanna is Cockney slang for Piano.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHondy - Hondy (No Access)\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Nqq972xuOq0\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHondy was a massive chart trance hit that made it\u2019s way to the top 30 in 1997.\n\n\n\nIt was featured on practically every compilation at the time as well as tearing the club scene apart.\n\n\n\nFrom it\u2019s classic vocal to its Trance synths it\u2019s typical of the time and everyone knew the lyrics.\n\n\n\nAdmittedly none of us knew what it was about or indeed what a Hondy actually was but it didn\u2019t matter.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nReel 2 Real - Jazz It Up (Erick Morillo Club Mix)\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=-AtuPlmS-nQ\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCommercial Dance Anthem Alert!!!\n\n\n\nJazz It Up was another track that everyone knew in 1996. \n\n\n\nIt featured on all the mix albums at the time and even on the NOW compilations but it never crops up anymore.\n\n\n\nReel 2 Real had plenty of hits in the \u201890s including "I Like To Move It" but it\u2019s this Jazzed up funky slab of House that we feel deserves way more respect.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nPorn Kings - Up To No Good \n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=sVOVWwQlCNw\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nUp To No Good was a bouncy Hard House track that was jam-packed with acid.\n\n\n\nIt was bouncy as hell and the hip hop sample taken from Whodini\u2019s \u201cBig Mouth\u201d just took it to another level.\n\n\n\nYou would hear it at all of the early Hard House events and it even managed to get to Number 26 in the charts.\n\n\n\nFor those who\u2019ve always wondered the actual lyric says here it is.\n\n\n\n \u201cNow you\u2019re the Don Dapper of the Neighbourhood, And every time I see you you\u2019re up to no good, You\u2019re just like a snake crawlin\u2019 on the ground, lookin\u2019 for some new dirt to spread around\u201d\n\n\n\nSo there you go.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTin Tin Out - Strings For Yasmin\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/M9e083nhMXY\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTin Tin Out had a string of hits in the late \u201890s and whilst \u201cHere\u2019s Where the Story Ends\u201d and \u201cWhat I Am\u201d might have been their biggest chart hits it was Strings For Yasmin that tore the clubs apart.\n\n\n\nFrom it\u2019s massive breakdown to it\u2019s pumping beat it is a true Trance anthem that deserves way more respect than it seems to get.\n\n\n\nIt was also used as the theme for The Premier League in the 97\/98 season.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTinman - Eighteen Strings\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=GqIc0TpCOqU\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSome may argue that this was something of a novelty record but we believe it\u2019s much more than that.\n\n\n\nThis track absolutely rocked the dancefloors of Europe in the early \u201890s.\n\n\n\nIt courted some controversy due to its unauthorised sample of Nirvana\u2019s "Smells Like Teen Spirit".\n\n\n\nThis lead to the final release having a change in the chord progression, which actually copied The Monkees \u201cNot Your Stepping Stone\u201d.\n\n\n\nEither way, it made it onto all the big compilations at the time but seems to slipped through the cracks ever since.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Shrink - Nervous Breakdown\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=4WNsClM2j1E\n\n\n\n\nNervous Breakdown is one of those tunes that was released at just the right time.\n\n\n\nHard House was exploding and the Hard Trance scene in Europe was evolving rapidly which, when paired with the massive Trance scene, made a perfect storm.\n\n\n\nThis is a seriously tough tune for the time and it's hard to believe these days that it charted. \n\n\n\nIt may not have a tune as such but who cares?\n\n\n\nThis is balls to the wall, high energy dance music that showed a shift in the underground scene.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDuke - So In Love With You (Full Intention Mix)\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=bE5DMs99Y2g\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOk, so this one may still appear on the odd compilation but why isn\u2019t it on all of them?\n\n\n\nOne of the deepest and most soulful house vocals of all time mixed with a seriously funky bassline make this an instant classic.\n\n\n\nThis track had been around for a while before it was remixed by Full Intention which took it to number 22 in the UK charts.\n\n\n\nInterestingly the music video uses a different mix so we\u2019ve just included the track below.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBlack Box - Open Your Eyes (Mirko\u2019s Mix)\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=1lWUT9VO7yM\n\n\n\n\nBlack Box appear on almost every classic dance anthem compilation thanks to \u201cRide on Time\u201d.\n\n\n\nLet's not forget that they had some other great tunes, including this gem.\n\n\n\nOpen Your Eyes is a slice of true House classiness that typifies the sound of House in \u201891 whilst giving a little nod to Italo Disco.\n\n\n\nStarting off with that iconic Saxophone to create a soulful track that\u2019s groovy as hell it never fails to get people dancing.\n\n\n\nCriminally, this track never appears on any compilations and only reached 48 in the UK charts\n\n\n\nOpen your Eyes deserved so much more.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSo that\u2019s our choices but there are so many more that are constantly overlooked so what are your favourite tunes that never make it onto the big compilations?